Tuesday, October 11, 2022

My Son, The Podcaster

If you know what Warhammer 40K is, you might want to head over to Best in Tabletop and check out all the wonderfulness surrounding this multi-player fantasy game.  It has tiny painted-at-home warriors of various descriptions, wielding weapons with fantastical powers, traversing terrain as they roll dice and conquer their opponents.  

The games take hours to play.  My kid has been playing it since he was eleven years old.  He's a lot older than that now.  He has a wide circle of devoted players all across the country, most of whom would call themselves nerds.... except for Henry Cavill, of Superman movie fame, 

who is definitely not a nerd.

His weekly podcast reviews what went on last week in the world of 40K.  I did not know that there was very much going on in that world, or, honestly, that that world existed at all, if I ever gave it any thought at all.  Apparently, tournaments and new releases and interesting strategies lead to teasers like this one:

Colin and Billy discuss pre-emptive-ish Votann nerfs, London GT results, Chicago Open look ahead, and probably a Dataslate next week!

If that exclamation point is to be believed, this is fabulous news.  To me, it reads as gibberish.

But earlier this year, the aforementioned Colin interviewed my son, Billy, about his life and loves.  There were familiar family stories, which made me smile.  And there was some really good advice.  I, of course, found the entire interview absolutely riveting.  For the rest of you, I've excerpted two segments if you want to see what my grown up son thinks about his younger self.

Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

And then they got into mental health and dating and finding love in your middle thirties.  For anyone who's young and thinks love will never be in their future, this might give them hope.

The best part for me, though, was his description of me:  If there was a job that needed to be done in the community, my mom made sure that it got done.

My work here is done.


  1. Anyone willing to admit a desire to go back to middle school for any reason is okay in my book!


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